March Field, CA Bomber Crash, Feb 1944

BOMBER CRASHES IN CALIFORNIA.

March Field, Cal., Feb. 14. -- (AP) -- An army B-24 bomber crashed into a parked plane on a runway here Sunday night, killing four men and injuring six others, two critically.
The public relations office at Blythe, Cal., where the Liberator was based, said the accident occurred when the bomber pilot endeavored to make a crash landing.
The dead:
Second Lt. ALDEN G. SMITH, son of Mrs. Van M. Smith, 1530 Gibbons Drive, Alameda, Cal.
Second Lt. HOMER EVINGER, son of Mrs. Daisy M. Evinger, Box 125, Anita, Iowa.
Sgt. ROBERT L. KIMMEL, son of Mrs. Alan C. Kimmel, 4252 Humphrey Street, St. Louis, Mo.
Sgt. ALFRED J. GAMACHE, JR., son of Mrs. Mary Gamache, 258 Cartier Street, Manchester, N.H.
Critically injured were:
Second Lt. GLENN W. TURNER, son of Homer W. Turner, Route 2, Leonard, Tex.
Second Lt. OWEN D. YODER, son of Owen J. Yoder, Route 1, Grabill, Ind.
Slightly hurt were:
Sgt. BERNARD C. GERMANN, son of John Germann, 1119 Elm Street, Reading, Pa.
Sgt. RAYMOND E. GREZESKOWIAK, son of Mrs. Sadie Grezeskowiak, 102 Colorado Avenue, Buffalo, N.Y.
Sgt. WALTER F. TILTON, son of Mrs. Charles M. Tilton, 871 Madison Avenue, Paterson, N.J.
Pfc. LAWRENCE D. LAYTON, son of Charles D. Layton, 944 Katherwood Drive, Atlanta, Ga.

Galveston Daily News Texas 1944-02-15